In Florida, if you are required to operate a motor vehicle throughout the course of your workday, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits, along with benefits available to you under personal injury claims. Immediately after an on-the-job car accident, after seeking medical attention, be sure to report the accident to your employer.If your accident was caused by someone other than your employer or co-worker, a personal injury claim can be filed against the third party for any damages resulting from the accident. The ability to file a personal injury claim, as well as a Workers’ Compensation claim is advantageous for many car accident victims. One benefit of the ability to file a personal injury claim is claims for pain and suffering are barred in Workers’ Compensation actions, but not in personal injury actions. Therefore, by filing a personal injury claim as well as a Workers’ Compensation claim, the victim is able to recover damages for pain and suffering which would otherwise be prohibited.
Recently, a deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office was involved in a traumatic accident while driving on I-75.Fortunately, the deputy did not sustain any life-threatening injuries from this accident; however, this type of traumatic event never occurs in a vacuum, and often affects all areas of the victim’s life.
After an on-the-job car accident, you need a skilled attorney on your side to fight aggressively for the benefits you deserve, and to help you obtain the necessary means to reestablish your life’s order. If you have been involved in an on-the-job car accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Lancaster & Eure today.